Mike Middleton, 68, a lifelong resident of Newkirk, passed away on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, at his home.
Mike was born March 15, 1951, to Oscar Middleton and Betty Martin, where he was raised in Joplin for most of his childhood. At the age of 18 Mike was drafted in the Vietnam War and had an honorable discharge from the Army.
Mike enjoyed getting his hands dirty, doing yard work/gardening and loved to fish and camp any chance he could get. He was known for his abundance of love for his grandkids and great-grandkids. Mike also loved OU football.
Mike was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers: Don and Sonny, two sisters: Diane and Mary Dee. He is survived by his wife Linda Middleton. They wed on July 10, 1969, in Newkirk. Together they have three children with spouses: Sherry and Walt White, Mike Jr. and Rebecca Middleton, Angie and Perry Estes. Mike is also survived by multiple brothers and sisters.
Mike had eight grandkids with spouses: Jeremy and Madi White, Dakotah Middleton and Amaraye Hartley, Dalton Cheeseman, Kevin Middleton and Ashley Wickens, Kayla White and Dawson Leatherman, Taylor Middleton, Dyllon Cheeseman and William Middleton. Mike has two great-grandchildren: Wyatt and Rhyann.
The family will be having a memorial to celebrate Mike’s life for family and friends at a later date.